Caroline L. Schauer, Ph.D.
Margaret C. Burns Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Office of the Provost
Office: Randell 234
Emily Herbert is a Materials Science and Engineering fourth year PhD student. Her research project includes studying industrial food waste and incorporating it into natural polymers using traditional processing techniques.
Divya is a fourth year Ph.D. Student in Material Sciences and Engineering. She completed her bachelor’s at University of Connecticut in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to starting her Ph.D., she worked at Medtronic as an Associate Manufacturing Engineer. She is a member of the Graduate Student Association and a GAANNs scholar. Her research focus is on producing functional nanoyarn for skin tissue engineering that have the capability of sensing pH.
Emma Snelling is a second year Materials Science and Engineering PhD student. She joined the lab in 2019 while pursuing a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering within Drexel University’s BS/MS program. Her current research focuses on the effects of incorporating cranberry pomace into extruded composites.
Karli Akin is a fifth year student in Materials Science and Engineering. She is primarily interested in processing biopolymers. Since joining the lab in 2021, she has been working on touchspinning natural polymers into nanofibers.
Alessandra is a second year BS student in Materials Science and Engineering. She joined the NMPP lab in 2021 as a STAR Scholar and is passionate about the wide applications of nanofibers and creating sustainable products through polymer engineering.
Emma Rea is a fourth year BS/MS student studying chemical engineering. Since joining the lab in 2021, she has been primarily working on touchspinning synthetic polymers. She is currently researching touchspinning antibacterial nanofibers.
Conway is a second year Materials Science and Engineering student. He joined the lab in 2022 as a STAR Scholar. He is currently working with touchspinning and studying it’s deposition of nanofibers as well as working on the nanoyarn machine.